Remember a while back I was prepping the Christmas rib roast and I cut some thick steaks, we cooked one and froze the others.
Bev and I have long since stopped giving each other Christmas gifts, preferring instead to take each other on a vacation or something like that - when you're old and retired, you pretty well have all the stuff you need. As I've posted several times, we buy meat in bulk, when it's on sale, cut it the way we want it, and store in the freezer - to accomplish this, we've been using a vacuum sealer for years. We wore out a Foodsaver, bought a new one a year or so ago and it's already not doing a good job, so we bought ourselves a new one for Christmas.
I read lots of BBQ forums and interact with folks who are in the meat business and the overwhelming choice seems to be a Cabela's Commercial Grade Vaccuum Sealer, which is what we bought. We used it for the first time today, and while I can't yet speak about it's reliability, it is a serious vaccuum sealing machine - more powerful, sturdier, wider bags, better sealing system. Here's a shot of the old one, the new one, and the two of them.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.